what is free in your country? in japan almost nothing..
November 10, 2017 2:38am CST
hello is there anything free in your country? health taxes , food taxes other taxes.. services... what is free in your country.. in japan everything is expensive,espcially vegetables and fruits, so now i grow up vegetables in my garden. i have garlics ,spinach,green onion and onion in my garden.. in japan the only free thing is free wifi and it doesnt make you full what is free in your country? is your country cheap?
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• United Kingdom
Arguably, we have free health care. I say 'arguably' because we pay taxes which pay for point of service health care, and some people have to pay for prescriptions. I wouldn't say this country is cheap. We have several taxes. Pretty much everything is taxed to the point that we seem to pay tax on tax! It's free to visit national museums, and to go to play parks. I can't think of anything else that's free or cheap!
@japanesesamurai Well, people in cities have a water bill for their tap water. Out here in the country we have our own well. Once we spend thousands of dollars for a well to be dug we don't pay for the water, but the pump to get it to the house requires electricity. Tap water is free from public fountains but again, taxes pay for that.
• United States
I cant think of anything that is really free here, at least not for us. I guess if you don't work you can get free stuff, like medical, food stamps and yes even money. Some will work the system to be able to do this. If you don't want to work the system, nothing is free... well maybe air. lol
• Guangzhou, China
Are you sure? I traveled Japan three months ago and its water is free. Besides, the booklet and maps for tourists are free of charge, too Here it is free of charge to borrow umbrella in the subway station. You just need to give some deposit and you can get your deposit back anytime later. Of course borrowing books from the library is free, too. Most parks are free to enter and you don't have to buy the tickets.
• Stockholm, Sweden
Well, this is going to be a LONG list. In Sweden, elementary school and even high school is free. Medical treatment is free. Dentist services are free until 21, (will be 23 in 2 years). Well, the list can go on and on. But we pay like 30-60% in taxes so that's why.
• United States
Interesting discussion and good for you gardening for yourself, a healthy, and money saving habit. As for here? Not a lot is free anymore. Wi-fi, free coffee at the grocery store. Food can be inexpensive ... as long as you watch what you buy
Here in the rural area, you can ask for some sardines, fruits, and vegetables for free. But it's not the same in all rural area though. I just happen to live in a community (a sitio) where somehow most of us are related to each other, that's why sharing is a common practice.